"In my 34 years in the criminal justice system, I've seen murderers of every variety and stripe; but I have to say, Mrs. Castor, you are in a class by yourself," Judge Joseph Fahey said at the sentencing. "What you did to David Castor can only be described as premeditated torture.
"Now, as bad and as evil as that is, what you tried to do to your daughter Ashley is simply something that I find I almost can't comprehend," he added. "I've seen a lot of defendants come through this court system, but I've never seen one who was prepared to sacrifice their child to shift the blame away from themselves."
At the sentencing Ashley Wallace said, "I didn't get a chance to say goodbye, and this will be the last time I get a chance. As horrible as it makes me feel, this is goodbye, Mom. As hard as you tried, I survived; and I will survive because now I'm surrounded by people that love me."
It has yet to be determined whether Stacey Castor was responsible for the murder of her first husband, Michael Wallace.
Just this week, prosecutors were back in court to argue the release of the grand jury transcript of the recent murder case against Stacey Castor. If unsealed, the transcript would be used by prosecutors in nearby Cayuga County for its case against her in the death of Michael Wallace.